From the interactive design and soundscapes to the panaromic photography and interviews, find out how SBS's latest web documentary The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place was created.
Go behind-the-scenes to learn how the interviewees were found and filmed, what tools were used to design and build the website, how the panoramas were created, and the creative processes these specialists embarked on to achieve the project we see today.
During a two-week shoot on location in Redfern, director Poppy Stockell filmed and edited the 15 interviews featured in the interactive documentary.
RESEARCH AND INTERVIEWS
On the eve of the Block’s demolition, researcher and interviewer Sandra Fonseca immersed herself in the Indigenous community of Redfern to capture captivating stories from past residents.
INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Over nine months, SBS interaction specialist Matt Smith designed and built the The Block.
Redfern’s Indigenous-owned Block has been captured in panoramic photography that allows online audiences to virtually ‘walk through’ the precinct using their mouse.
The present-day sounds of Redfern's infamous housing precinct come to life in The Block.
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